Related Rule
Tajikistan
Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
In Order No. 148 on Law of Armed Conflict Courses (1997), Tajikistan’s Minister of Defence decided “to include in the curricula … of the S. Safarov Tajik Higher Military College and of the Military Lycees of the Republic of Tajikistan, the subject ‘Law of Armed Conflict’”. 
Tajikistan, Order No. 148 on the Implementation of the “Law of Armed Conflict” Courses at the Military Chairs of Civilian Institutions of Higher Education, at the S. Safarov Tajik Higher Military College and at the Military Schools of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Defence, 8 August 1997, § II.
Tajikistan’s Order of the Ministry of Interior on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1996) states:
II. The Head of the [D]epartment [for] [E]ducational [W]ork [of the Ministry of Interior], together with experts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (and the National Red Crescent Society) shall develop a syllabus on international humanitarian law.
III 1. Military unit commanders and their deputies shall work with [the] staff to include International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in an additional program of social and humanitarian training and any other relevant training program;
2. [Military unit commanders and their deputies shall also] organize work on the … [training] of the Interior Troops of the Republic of Tajikistan on the main provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of Victims of War of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 1977. 
Tajikistan, Order of the Ministry of Interior on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, 1996, Articles II–III.
Tajikistan’s Order of the Minister of Defence on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1996) states:
II. The Chief of Combat Training and Universities of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan, together with experts of the International Committee of the Red Cross and National Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, shall develop a syllabus on international humanitarian law.
III. 1. The Chief Directorate-Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan in charge of personnel shall include International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in an additional program of social and humanitarian training;
2. [The Chief Directorate-Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan shall also] organize work on the … [training] of Armed Forces personnel of the Republic of Tajikistan on the main provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of Victims of War of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 1977.
IV. The Head of Administration of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan shall develop a project incorporating the norms and principles of international humanitarian law in the respective military regulations. 
Tajikistan, Order of the Minister of Defence on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, 1996, Articles II–IV.
Tajikistan’s Order of the Committee for State Border Protection on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1998) states:
II. The Chief of Combat Training of the [Committee for State Border Protection] under the Government of Tajikistan jointly with experts of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the National Red Crescent Society shall arrange a training program on international humanitarian law.
III. 1. The Chief of the Office of Human Resources and educational work, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for State Border Protection on educational work and personnel shall include an additional legal training program in international humanitarian law (IHL);
2. [The Chief of the Office of Human Resources and educational work, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for State Border Protection on educational work and personnel shall also] organize work on the … [training] of the Border Troops of the Republic of Tajikistan on the main provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of Victims of War of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 1977. 
Tajikistan, Order of the Committee for State Border Protection on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, 1998, Articles II–III.
Tajikistan’s Regulations of the Commission on IHL Implementation (1999) states:
3. The main task of the Commission shall be to promote the implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of international humanitarian law …
4. In order to fulfill the main task, the Commission shall have the following functions:
- Participating in the development of training programs on the subject for all levels of … personnel of military units and law enforcement agencies. 
Tajikistan, Regulations of the Commission on IHL Implementation, 1999, Articles 3–4.
Tajikistan’s Manual of Internal Service of the Armed Forces (2001) states:
91. … The commander of the regiment (separate battalion) is obliged to:
– … take control over the compliance with and respect for the norms of the Law of Armed Conflict by his subordinate military personnel.
96. The commander of the regiment (separate battalion) is obliged to:
– conduct training for the officers of staff of the regiment (separate battalion) on compliance with the norms of the Law of Armed Conflict and to include the mastering of those norms in the programmes of the combat training of the regiment (separate battalion). …
98. The second-in-command of the regiment (separate battalion) responsible for educational work is obliged to … organize and conduct training for … the military personnel about the norms of the Law of Armed Conflict and to control compliance with them during … combat training exercises. 
Tajikistan, Manual of Internal Service of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan, endorsed by the Decree of the Madjilsi Namoyandagon of Madjlisi Oli [Parliament] of the Republic of Tajikistan No. 273 of 4 April 2001 and promulgated by the Order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan No. 3 of 2 May 2001, §§ 91, 96 and 98.